General Hand/Labourer - Queenstown


Location: Otago

Job Type: Full time


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Full-time (40 hours) guaranteed, and overtime is available during the Summer season. Get paid even if work is delayed due to the weather!
  • Long-term training and development opportunities. Class 2, 4, 5 licenses, WTR and leadership programs are on offer.
  • Safety equipment and clothing provided as part of the role
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Queenstown Transport team where we take pride in taking on projects, big and small, and delivering them to world-class standards - every time!

As a General Labourer, you will be involved in exciting projects, picking up civil work, operating of machinery, and preparing worksites. You will mainly support roading and drainage projects like building footpaths, kerb and channels, landscaping, asphalting, drainage works and chip sealing. This is an entry-level opportunity for people interested in civil infrastructure and roading.

You will be involved in the general operation of machinery as well as day-to-day manual labouring duties. This could include:

  • Helping with safe site setup for your crew and the general public
  • Ensuring efficient use of materials, supplies and equipment
  • Working as part of a cohesive team to deliver to client requirements

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

You will be a physically fit and motivated person and will bring with you:

  • Class 1 Full New Zealand Drivers License (essential), WTR endorsements would be advantageous
  • Ability to work within a team and alone when required
  • Flexibility to work away from home and work shift work as required
  • Have a positive 'can do' attitude

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 603616.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team

You’ve got this!